Author: Basil Fox

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VE Day Votes Needed!

VE Day Votes Needed!

We received some funding to help celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day in the village. And although the planned celebrations did not happen because of the C-19 pandemic, your Parish Council has been permitted to keep the funds for another purpose.

After a straw poll, we have arrived at four options and we need villagers to vote on them. Visit the specific page set aside for his in the link below.... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 20 May 2020 09:52 by Basil Fox

Tags: Community Events, News

FPC Annual Report is published

FPC Annual Report is published

Foxton Parish Council Annual Report for 2020, produced by Chairman Adele Rogers, is now available to read.

You can access a copy online in the link below.

Also - an edited script will appear in the forthcoming issue of the Foxton Folio.

Posted: Wed, 20 May 2020 09:48 by Basil Fox

Tags: FPC reports, News

Planned Road Closure & Diversion for Middle Street & Main Street

Planned Road Closure & Diversion for Middle Street & Main Street

ADVANCE NOTICE OF A TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER.

A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) is to be made for the following location: Middle Street, Foxton (see attached plan or QR code below). The purpose of the TTRO is to allow Cadent Gas to facilitate new gas connection.

The TTRO will incorporate a temporary road closure.

The duration of the restriction is not anticipated to exceed a period... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 15 May 2020 22:57 by Basil Fox

Tags: Planning. Highways.

Bus Services 'Kept' for time being

BREAKING

FROM THE PTPS REVIEW TEAM.

"As part of the county council's Passenger Transport Policy and Strategy, a number of subsidised bus services within the Hinckley and Market Harborough areas, as well as other routes in the county, were due for review. However, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been agreed to pause the project for the time being. We've taken this decision to end uncertainty... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 15 May 2020 12:44 by Basil Fox

Tags: News, Public Transport

Sam and the 'Streets team' efforts make national news!!

The Rural Services Network recently digitally interviewed councils for examples of how communities were reacting to the Covid-19 lock down... and among some examples they included the sterling work of Sam Smith and his core team of 'Help at Home' volunteers.

You can read the article here

Since this took place, things have moved on even more with Sam helping out people who want their daily paper - and... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 28 Apr 2020 08:58 by Basil Fox

Tags: Community Safety. Health & Wellbeing, News

Reminder: Harborough Lotto helps locals support vital work of good causes

Reminder: Harborough Lotto helps locals support vital work of good causes

Harborough Lotto was created in 2018 by Harborough District Council.

Set up to support community projects in the local area, Harborough Lotto operates on the principle of raising money within the community for the community.

We empower local good causes to raise money in a fun and effective way.

In a time of shrinking budgets and increased community need, Harborough Lotto enables people to support the... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 20 Apr 2020 09:12 by Basil Fox

Tags: Community Safety. Health & Wellbeing, Harborough District Council, Rural Economy

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR VULNERABLE UTILITY CUSTOMERS

Utility Companies providing Gas, Electricity and Water all keep Priority Services Registers, this is a free service provided by suppliers and network operators and each maintain their own register.

These registers are lists of their most vulnerable customers, so that in an emergency affecting their service, they can provide them with additional support.

With the virus outbreak in the UK, it is essential... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 07 Apr 2020 12:26 by Basil Fox

Tags: Community Safety. Health & Wellbeing, Rural Economy

Harborough District Council launches 'Community Hub'

Harborough District Council launches 'Community Hub'

News in from the Harborough District Council Parish & Community Facilities Officer, Nada Hankin...

Residents in Harborough District can now refer themselves, a family member that requires help, or someone in the community who needs help, during the Coronavirus crisis to the council's Community Hub.

People who are vulnerable and do not have a local support network can contact Harborough District Council... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 06 Apr 2020 10:22 by Basil Fox

Tags: Community Safety, Community Safety. Health & Wellbeing

British Geological Society Press Release

BGS (British Geological Society) Short Period Station at Northampton confirms earthquake epicentre near Gumley Wood Trig point this morning (06.35), with a magnitude of 4.1 making it the new second largest tremor in the region (largest: 5.3 recorded on 27 Feb 2008 at Leicester / Leicestershire & Rutland)

More in the attached press release from the BGS.

Posted: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 09:00 by Basil Fox

Tags: News

Coronavirus Support Fund (Community Foundation Leicestershire & Rutland)

Coronavirus Support Fund (Community Foundation Leicestershire & Rutland)

The Coronavirus Support Fund is a new fund to help those who live and work locally and who are struggling as a result of the pandemic. The money comes from:

  • The National Emergency Trust Fund
  • Donations from local companies, individuals or families

The fund is open to constituted charitable and community organisations in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland, working with local people facing the most hardship... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 29 Mar 2020 09:00 by Basil Fox

Tags: Community Safety. Health & Wellbeing, Funding, Rural Economy

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